Scholarship Description:


You will be invited for a 20-25 minute interview and, depending on where you are, you can interview either in person or by Skype. Where you are able to attend the interview in person we encourage this.

There are four broadly subject-based interview panels:


Biological Sciences

Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Your motivation for applyin

Why you think you could be a Gates Cambridge Scholar

Your thoughts on the opportunities and responsibilities that a prestigious, full-cost scholarship at one of the world's leading universities brings

3. Academic and career plans

Your career plans - can you convincingly link your application for both a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and your proposed course at Cambridge to your future career plans?

You may also be asked probing intellectual or ethical questions, to which there are no 'right' answers.

4. Final thoughts and any questions you might have.

A chance to add anything further you would like the interview panel to consider, and to ask any questions you may have (having no questions to ask is also fine).


A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. It covers the following costs

Core components

one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course

inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge

your course, to attend conferences and courses.

Most costs are covered by the Scholarship. However, Gates Cambridge does not cover bench fees, the costs of scientific equipment or similar academic resources; nor does it cover additional fees charged by departments for fieldwork, orientation activities, mandatory study trips, courses outside Cambridge or similar. The Trust pays the full University Composition Fee and therefore expects such core course costs to be covered by the academic department at Cambridge.

Scholarship Details:

Date Posted:Sep 2, 2019 Closing Date: Oct 9, 2019


Applications for 2020 entry will open in early September 2019.pdf